Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis tells Star-News proposed amendment to limit political signs is unconstitutional

Professor Michael Curtis is quoted in the following story, “Kure Beach proposed ordinance may violate free speech,” in the Wilmington Star-News that originally ran here.

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Professor Michael Curtis quoted in Winston-Salem Journal regarding North Carolina’s voter ID requirements

Professor Michael Curtis tells the Winston-Salem Journal here there appears to be both racial and political reasons for the photo ID requirements. The original story by Michael Hewlett follows.

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Professor Michael Curtis’s work mentioned in Constitution Daily blog about John Bingham

Two works by Professor Michael Curtis, “No State Shall Abridge: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights” and “John A. Bingham and the Story of American Liberty: The Lost Cause Meets the ‘Lost Clause,’” were mentioned in the Constitution Daily blog on Jan. 21, 2016. The full article follows below.

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Professor Michael Curtis quoted in Old Gold and Black about gun debate on college campuses

Professor Michael Curtis is quoted in the following Old Gold and Black story about gun debate reaches college campuses by Rachel Wallen.

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Professor Michael Curtis speaks at Freedman’s Convention in Raleigh, N.C.

Professor Michael Curtis spoke at the North Carolina Symposium on the Freedmen’s Convention and the State Constitutional Convention of 1865 on Oct. 1, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Professor Michael Curtis tells New Yorker magazine nation is headed in an ‘anti-democratic’ direction

Professor Michael Curtis, a constitutional historian, told the New Yorker magazine on Sept. 22, 2015, the nation is “going in an anti-democratic direction.”

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Professor Michael Curtis writes in The Huffington Post that ‘Free Speech Matters’

Professor Michael Curtis published the following piece on The Huffington Post blog: Protesters chanting “black lives matter” have heckled, seized the microphone, and shut down a Seattle, Washington, rally for presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. An offer to let the protesters speak after Sanders was rejected. Continue reading »

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Professor Michael Curtis featured in National Constitution Center podcast: ‘Abraham Lincoln, civil liberties and free speech’

National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen is joined by top constitutional experts Wake Forest Law Professor Michael Kent Curtis and Michael Stokes Paulsen to discuss Abraham Lincoln’s complicated constitutional legacy. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading »

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Professor Michael Curtis’ Law Review article on discrimination quoted regarding Indiana’s new religious freedom law

A 2012 article by Professor Michael Curtis written for the Wake Forest Law Review was quoted in a Newseum Institute article titled, “Indiana’s new ‘religious freedom’ law faces critics, history” on March 31, 2015.

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Professor Michael Curtis writes in Huffington Post about ‘Our Debt to the Abolitionists’

American slavery ended in the awful carnage of the Civil War. But to conclude Abolitionism was a failure that made no contribution to abolition of slavery (or to the cause of civil liberty) would be a grave mistake. Abolitionists divided between those who rejected political action and those who embraced it, between those who thought the Constitution was an agreement with Hell and those who read it as outlawing slavery, at least in all the federal territories. Continue reading »